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CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 8:00pm EDT
obama in his news conference tomorrow. we're doing our town halls tomorrow. congress is in recess. they are doing town hall checking tweets, checking town halls. we mentioned the town hall last night, here he is taking a pie in the face for charity today. he is from nebraska. he says that joining local , -- rs for the farm bill covering that tomorrow, an event with sheldon whitehouse. run your calls coming up. we once take a look at the town hall that happened yesterday in illinois caller:. is a very general statement. are you for national security? i think there is no doubt that we need immigration reform. our current system is not working for employers or people who are trying to come here legally. it is not working for our agonist or he, the number one industry in my district. i have met with manufacturers and international groups in springfield, having a heart in getting visas to get into the country. then come our office deals with immigration as a federal issue on a daily basis. she wakes up every morning and gillett immigration. nobody thinks our current system does not wor
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2013 7:00am EDT
. >> host: republicans love to go barack obama of socials and talked about in a sort of a european left-winger. but in reality even the european left has accepted that basic what came to be known as the washington consensus, although you are arguing really that it belongs in an earlier time period. but even the left except that basic principles about markets, been threatened by the last few years. do you think that the financial crash of 2008 and the ongoing drama associate with that in europe especially could finally spell the end of the market oriented consensus? >> guest: i think it has in many ways. as i tell people, if you are 25 in the united states today and she can't find a job and you are saddled with $100,000 in college debt, i wonder if you're going to believe in capitalism the way somebody did the went to college in the early 1980s and was born into complete a different world, right? i think that's -- that's what's happened with the financial crisis is a deeply undermined a lot of our faith in capitalist institutions. but again no one has found a language to bring the opposi
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2013 1:00am EDT
identify those reforms. i note that president obama has already signed seven of the so-called partisan and meaningless bills which he on a regular basis despices in his speeches. he's responded to the employer community by delaying the employer mandate. i wish he would also extend mandate relief to rank and file americans and their families by also delaying the individual mandate. but i'm going to ask you a few pointed questions here. do you think the administration could support as another possible measure repealing the definition of full time of 30 hours which it's never been popularly understood to be and restoring the traditional 40 hour definition as it applies to this act? >> i'll start by saying i'm not the right government official to answer that question. i would defer to treasury on those type of policy calls. >> that's not mine either i'm afraid. >> the tax code, of course, is your forat the so i'll ask you this. can you point to any places where full-time is defined as being 30 hours a week? >> i will look into that and get the answer for you. i don't know the answer. >> i beli
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2013 6:00am EDT
pay the mandate. >> i don't read it that way. rfel and mr. -- the obama administration is saying if you work more than 30 hours a week -- she would have to provide health care or else get it through subsidy in the exchange. that is not through any longer through 2014, the employer will not have to offer coverage to the individual would have to go through the exchange and 2014 to get coverage. many have already seen their businesses ares tried to comply with the 30 hour role. care is not obama ready and it is the american people who bear the burden of you not being ready. for employers and their employees? either one of you. >> i would just say, first of thatthat the requirement employers provide coverage under the affordable care act when it goes into effect only applies to larger employers. which provide coverage to their workers today. so the impact of that provision is actually quite small. -- smallerloyees employers are not subject before and they will not be next year. there is a lot of misunderstanding about what this provision is and who it impacts. >> i think i would stop th
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2013 1:00am EDT
, president obama with a stroke of a pin it may help care for all americans a right, not a privilege. a reality. in doing so, president obama honored the value of our founders of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. liberty, the freedom to pursue each of our own happiness. if you were an artist, a cameraman, a writer, an individual who could be self- employed, you could start your own business, you could change jobs. if you even had a policy could be confined. we go forward to make this a reality. that is a very important part of like it is important for us to have comprehensive affordable quality health care for all americans. here in california, already 8.1 million californians are now receiving preventive services. 435 young adults are now safely covered by their parents plan, just in our state. california seniors have saved over half a billion dollars a prescription drug medication and soon, being a woman in california will no longer be a pre-existing medical condition. >> all of that town hall meeting with leader pelosi is available on our website at c-span.org in the video
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2013 12:00am EDT
it's not a false choice to quote obama from the national archives speech between liberty and security. it's a very real choice. and we should be coming to terms with that. >> i think liberty vs. security in the various tradeoffs and how much terrorism and daniel you're willing to accept inflicteden on you would be a great other planl for us to have. >> i'm just saying i think we've had a lot of a kind of -- i think sometimes we treat this conversation like we're children and we want to believe that we can have everything. nd we can't. i'd like democracy, no terrorism, you know, a smaller government. there's all kinds of things you want but you have to look at it in the real context. >> do you want to make the last comment? >> yeah. i actually, you know, as somebody who is not a fan of big government, i share many of those worries. i'm asked constantly about the n.s.a. stuff. i don't know enough of what's going on. but i have this guttural reaction where, no, i don't want my data scooped up vs. the analytical counterterrorism side of me saying, i want their data scooped up. th
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 8:00pm EDT
chilling effect on growth and jobs. that academic's name is barack obama and he is currently the president of the united states. i urge my colleagues to oppose the amendment. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from new york. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the noes have it and the amendment is not agreed to. mr. nadler: despite the test that might be needed here, i ask for a roll call. the chair: pursuant to clause 6, rule 18, further proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from new york will be postponed. it is now in order to consider amendment number 7 printed in part b of house report 113-187. the hat purpose does gentleman from georgia seek recognition? mr. johnson: i rise in support of my amendment to h.r. --. the clerk: amendment number 7 printed in house report 113-187, offered by mr. johnson of georgia. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 322, the gentleman from georgia, mr. johnson, and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from georg
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2013 1:00am EDT
your screen. critical today of president obama's decision to postpone the military exercise with egypt, making the announcement earlier. we will show you the president's comments later on in the headline. they write senator paul says the law is very clear. "mr. president, stop skirting the issue, follow the law, and cancel all foreign aid." our caller is on the republican party. who is your candidate? rubio or ted cruz. >> you said marco rubio and ted cruz. what do you like about both? caller: they are both very knowledgeable about today's issues as far as immigration reform. people talk about immigration reform. i am a hispanic. i am in texas. we are not a dying breed. we do exist. hispanic, female, republican. that is almost non-existent to the mainstream media or to the of the -- other politicians out there. i really do believe these two men would be closer to what reality is. although, there are other hispanics somewhere else, up north, or northeast, areas like that. down here, in texas, arizona, new mexico, all of those states, they deal with immigration reform. they deal wi
CSPAN
Aug 28, 2013 9:00pm EDT
him because he was gay. today, lgbt voices are welcomed to this stage, and president obama has awarded bayard rustin the presidential medal of freedom. but we have not yet seen dr. king's opportunity thrown open to everyone. we have so far to go before a truly great education is offered to every child. listen to our community and partners in the fight. we fight for millions of lgbt students and all those seen as different. they deserve a welcoming audience for their dream, and they deserve to be embraced for who they are, yet, every day, our youth in doors the silence imposed by violence and fear. some have been silenced forever, and we raise our voices in their memory. zakiya gund, gwen aroyyo, carl joseph walker hoover, lawrence kane. bayard rustin was a quaker. he attended meetings each week listening to the voice of the divine that could speak to anyone of us. across this nation, of voices are ready to rise for opportunity and justice and freedom for every young person, no matter who they are, what did look like, or who they love. listen for those forces. lift them up so that they
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 1:00am EDT
questions or -- pre-vacation questions for president obama, and one deals with immigration. we will have tomorrow's news conference live here on c-span and c-span radio. "would you issue an executive order to provide relief to undocumented immigrants of the house is passed the bill. obama insisted during his first term they could not change the laws unilaterally but he did. joining us to talk a bit about that and further action ahead on the house is fawn johnson. what are you hearing about the potential plan b? >> started to talk about it more openly. in the past year or so, they have been really on congress and trying to get something passed in congress. that is everyone's first choice. what are you hearing about the potential plan b? >> started to talk about it more openly. in the past year or so, they have been really on congress and trying to get something passed in congress. that is everyone's first choice. it is slowing down the possibility the house will not pass on the go. people who president obama, as kerry and john put in their story, it expand his current program he has to de
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 11:00pm EDT
that president obama reads and i went back and found 10 of them who had written to the president. it has been a pretty good read. when that is done, then we go on to act of congress and another guy at "the washington post" and back in the 1970s there was a big difference between then and now it is just that these guys have written. collision 2012 is written and there was a similar writing back in the 2008 campaign. all the guys involved, and that is coming out in august. the other one is through the perilous fight, which is by steve bulger, also someone i used to work with closely. we look back at the six weeks during the war of 1812. >> we saw the movie. two let us know what you are reading this summer. post on her facebook page or send us a twitter tweet or send us e-mail at booktv@c-span.org. >> mayor and council chairman, they face each other in one of the most contentious and expensive elections in the recent history. raising nearly $5 million in an attempt to hold onto his seat. and vincent gray race only $2 million. but shortly after he took office in 2011, a candidate for may
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2013 10:00am EDT
also applaud president obama for his statement on the martin case and he came out into the 17 minute speech from his heart. it talked about that. he was able, as president of the u.s. and a black man, to convey to people who do not think they are racist the kinds of things that have happened to him in terms of locked doors and other things. no one will come up and say, "i'm a racist." they don't think they are a racist until you call them out on something. we need to have more of a discussion and we also need to -- you need to help your friends as they do things that they believe are not racist, the pulled him aside and say, "do you know how that may me feel? do you know what you just did?" discussion have this and dialogue. race is a very uncomfortable thing to talk about. >> do you want to jump in here? >> i do. this conversation makes us sad. it makes me sad because it goes back to the 150 years, how long this is going to take. we tend to jump when we think of as a policy martin response, we need to help more young boys in trouble, going to jail. trayvon martin was a kid going to
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2013 10:00am EDT
trust king even president obama to respect the balance between civil liberties and national security, i am not sure i will be able to trust at the next president. that is why we have a constitution and a bill of rights. i am speaking here today as who considers herself a kind of national security hawk. i endorse the patriot act. i thought we needed it. i think we still need to do more to protect american citizens. i do not think guantÁnamo should be closed, because i want to be the mantake men like that was just indicted a year later for benghazi, i want to be able to take him somewhere that is not in the united states where i know he can be safeguarded for trial. the terrible thing about this indictment is that we do not have him. now that we have indicted him, we are not likely to get him unless he has an unfortunate traffic accident in libya, which could happen. but these are the problems and the way in which the president has approached national security. it is, as steve king says, schizophrenic. i knoweptical because firsthand the enormous power of the government when it turns and
CSPAN
Aug 30, 2013 12:00pm EDT
obama did a little over a year ago, i think? >> last august. >> pardon? >> last august. >> last august, deferred action for childhood arrivals policy, and that takes -- that says to the dreamers, those that fall under your bill, the dreamers, that they can get kind of a -- correct me if i'm wrong, a provisional status, a work permit, a work thing, where that if they can show that they came as a young dreamer, that they are going to school. they don't have a criminal record, they get a work permit, and they will not be kicked out of the country. they will not face what you talked about, the specker of getting kicked out of the country if you're picked up in the back of the car for speeding or anything like that. that has been a great policy. that's only been in existence since last year. we applauded the president for doing that, and i thought we all supported it. just a week ago, there was an amendment in the house of representatives on a bill to sprit funding and end that program. that means that people like our two friends here would have that taken away from them. they could then vo
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 6:00am EDT
forces. >> president obama continues his jobs and economy tour on the west coast this week. today he visits troops and their families at the camp pendleton marine corps base in california. starting ata live 3:50 p.m. here on c-span. c-span, we bring public affairs events from washington directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings, and conferences him and offering complete gavel-to- gavel coverage of the u.s. house all as a public service of private industry. c-span, created by the cable tv industry 34 years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. now you can watch us in hd. >> former nsa and cia director michael hayden, cybersecurity threats will get worse before they get better. he was one of the speakers at an event looking at vulnerabilities in the: trees electric grid -- and the country's electric grid. this is 45 minutes. >> good morning. if everybody would take a seat. i want to welcome everyone. for those who don't know us, bp c was founded in 2007 by four senate majority leaders. we like to say we are bip
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2013 11:00pm EDT
against me. so like barack obama has been eager to harp on the odds for political purposes, in the narrative he has been pedaling for the four to five years. the little people at the bottom of the society don't get a fair shake. millions and billions, according to him, or the richest 1% have edged out everyone else from opportunities for success. america's economy has become a -- for the privilege few, and unless government barack obama's government intervenes heavily, the poor and the middle class will never thrive. in this paradigm, in mr. obama's paradigm i had no business getting out of the ghetto at least not without receiving a welfare check. this is because barack obama doesn't just peddle the benefit of the welfare state. he really ped dahls the welfare state mentality. the mentality is even worse than the welfare state itself. it absorbed individuals of personal responsibility. it confines them to grievants and encourages even justifies their sense of entitlement. since the election of last november, republicans have been hyper ventilating about how much more effectively m
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 12:00pm EDT
speaker and the minority leader voted that way. bush, obama thought that we. we've had the snowden revelations your snowden did not give us a single instance of abuse. i'm not telling you it didn't occur or could occur because i think you're right. look at the irs. you mentioned in another context but you're right, terrific abuse of power. but so far no individual cases have come forward. the people that are supposed to be on the committees and supervises all feel strongly. the key people that have been leader of the country in the last decade feel the same way. the amendment in front of us would have totally stopped, you know, the program. i applaud for having brought the amendment. i told and is in conference. i said this is an important debate to have. and i don't blame you for using the only legislative vehicle you have, which is amending the defense bill on this issue. what we really need is like what we're having with the irs right now, is a series of hearings investigations where you actually hold people accountable if they had done anything wrong, and you look at the law an
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2013 9:00pm EDT
. first ladies on continues tomorrow night on c- span. >> in a few moments, president obama unveils his plan for making college more affordable. kathleen sebelius on how the latino community will be affected are the new health care law. night eastern we will re-air our first ladies profile on france's cleveland. frances cleveland. president obama was in buffalo, new york, to unveil his plan on making college more affordable. at the minute event state university of new york is part of a two-day trip that also includes a stop in pennsylvania. >> hello, buffalo! hello, bulls! well, it is good to be back in buffalo, good to be back in the north. i want to begin by making sure we all thank silvana for the wonderful introduction. give her a big round of applause. her mom and dad are here somewhere. where are they? i know they're pretty proud. there they are right there. give mom and dad a big round of applause. a number of other people i want to acknowledge here -- first of all, our secretary of education, arne duncan, who's doing a great job. one of the finest governors in the country, your
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2013 12:00pm EDT
terribly. >> is that it for the questioned? yes. >> i will speak loudly. what impact if any is obama coming out in favor of lgbt gay marriage during the case on the political impact of the decision and the ultimate legal impact of the decision? >> well, the president's decision that he was going to support marriage for same-sex couples that he thought was unconstitutional to deny federal recognition resulted in the government changing sides of the doma case. i think there's an enormous advantage when you go to the supreme court to have the solicitor general on your side saying yes we think this is unconstitutional. i think it changes the calculus and all of the federal courts where that was up but i think there would be the least of it. it's no accident that at the same e. election where barack obama won the second term the voters of minnesota became the first to reject the amendment for same-sex couples and voters in maine, maryland and washington state all voted to have marriage for same-sex couples. so we went beyond state legislatures began modestly into the popular votes. and i
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 6:00am EDT
captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] president obama holds a news conference from the white house and is expected to take questions about his canceled meeting with russian president vladimir putin and the debt ceiling and nsa surveillance program. we will bring it to you live it three. :00 p.m. eastern on c- span -3:00 p.m. eastern on c-span @12:00 15 p.m. eastern, we look at the health insurance marketplace and exchanges. on "washington journal conquer we talk about whether tracking. at 8:00 15 eastern, we look at race relations. at 8:00 15 a.m. eastern, we look at race relations. at 9:00 15 a.m., the u.s. census bureau discuss state and local government finances and the health of ♪ host: what do my angelou, sandra day o'connor, jesse jackson and betty ford all have in common? they have all been awarded the presidential honor of freedom. and president obama is named the newest recipient. clinton, loretta lynn, oprah winfrey, and sally ride are among them. who would you nominate for a presidential medal of freedom? share with us this mornin
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2013 12:00am EDT
trafficking. obama's half-sister will be a speaker at the event. remember the march ending and dr. king delivering that speech will stop president kennedy invited us back to the white house and he stood in the door of the oval office to meet each one of us. he was like a beaming and proud father. he was glad that everything had gone so well. .e said, you did a good job he said to dr. king, you had a dream. >> tomorrow, we will look back with a panel conversation with john lewis and your chance to call in and comment. starting at 1:00 p.m. eastern time. ladieson two of first begins monday, september 9 with a look at the life of the edith roosevelt will stop we have encore presentations of season one. each weekday, at 9:00 p.m., programs from martha washington to ida mckinley. margaret taylor and abigail fillmore. >> sarah polk was up on diplomacy and intelligence. she made no bones about having an interest in politics and being her husband's partner. she group in a political household. she grew up loving politics and she married james after he won a seat in the legislature will stop he n
CSPAN
Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm EDT
the millions affiliated with the day said start. in the midst of this anxiety president obama announces plans to propose massive new investments in high quality of early learning. this is what we should be talking about the really have more data behind us now than ever before. more acceptance on the part of states and local communities behind as the never before. the stalemate over the budget princess from diverting our attention while it is still cutting show and from our prisons. the answers the same. investments mattered greatly. today we come together to talk about the impact of those of us having to them slowly of time as my financial advisers tell us to do as well as the inverse, the detrimental long-term impact of chipping away at our investments in the future to save a little money today. if i think about what i feel most common is the unintended consequences. you can't calculate the loss of hope. for but what is cats cannot be sustained. today's panel deeply understands the harm sequestration has caused a man the help that we find new ammunition to use in our fight to
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2013 8:00am EDT
president obama announced proposals to change the oversight and transparency of the nsa. speakers included congressman peter king who chairs the homeland security subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence, former new york times reporter judith miller and fox business network host john stossel. the event was cohosted by the manhattan institute, the weekly standard and the group concerned veterans for america. >> we want to thank you all for coming. i'm not normally intimidated when i speak at these events, but now that i didn't realize gunny sergeant duff was here, now i'm very worried. [laughter] it's great to have all of you. i also want to join in thanking those of you who serve for your service and to say how pleased i am that pete king and john stossel have agreed to be here and also judy miller and gary bernstein who will be joining us for the panel. pete, when i saw -- i saw pete in afghanistan, i was visiting with a couple of people looking around for about a week in late 2011, and pete had volunteered, reuped and gone to afghanistan then to help train the ana, the
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2013 9:00pm EDT
development in the u.s. and global oil industry issues, and president obama's approving of the keystone pipeline. span, we'reere on c- asking you who do you think master presents the future of your political party? look at portions of video from established and up-and-coming political figures. you are watching, and looking to leave the party you support. daysll take a look at the topics of the day. season two of first ladies influence and image begins monday, september 9 with a look a look at -- with edith roosevelt. programs on every first lady from martha washington wine mckinley. tonight, harriet lane. quite she is probably the most tragic of all the first ladies. she hated it with a passion. she did not move into the white house with peace. >> they had eight rooms they had to furnish. when she arrived, she basically holed up and spent much of her time writing letters to her dead son. she called them my presaged child. a very poignant letter. , andey were returning there was a terrible accident. . it was devastating for the family. god.she concluded this was forhe house was
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 9:00pm EDT
at a aster rate. even president obama has acknowledged that shorter duration loans hold advantages whymany borrowers, which is he proposed an expanded loan finance program, where borrowers must agree to refinance into a loan with no more than a 20 year term. many americans who seek to own a home find themselves selling a property before they build leavingn the property, their situation akin to being a renter who pays thousands in closing costs and then has to pay the property taxes. there is no one-size-fits-all mortgage in america. act claim thate sufficient private sector capital does not exist to fill it post government-guaranteed board. that begs several questions. 2.5 timesuity markets the size of our mortgage market, and yet they exist without any guarantee, government or otherwise? and just how much capital is sufficient for housing finance? i do not know the answer to the question, and i suspect no one in the audience does either. i do know that whatever the number is, it must be sustainable. that is the key concept. i would also remind us all. has alternative uses. every d
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2013 6:00am EDT
we have forgotten. president obama famously answered the question about american exceptionalism when he first came to office by saying yes, i believe in american exceptionalism, just as i'm sure greeks believed in greek exceptionalism. he was wrong. american exceptionalism is not something we americans made up. american exceptionalism is something that all the world agreed existed and european commentators took the lead in the 19th century of talking about this unique civic culture that the united states had achieved. what i want is for americans of all classes, but especially the upper-class to realize once again how exceptional that was, hoand how unique it was among te nations of the world, and how immeasurably precious. thank you very much. [applause] >> and we are live this morning at the center for strategic and international studies host a panel discussion on disaster recovery and preparedness. with her opening remarks from the department homeland security assistant secretary for policy, david heyman. we expect this to get under way in just a moment. this is live coverage on c
CSPAN
Aug 30, 2013 6:00am EDT
comprehensive immigration reform won. that is why barack obama won. we had to bring them along with us. [speaking spanish] [applause] >> arrested in front of the white house, the policies of breaking up our families with others. that wasn't easy to do that to a president who live love and i respect, who i fought so hard to get elected but you know, we pushed, he said he couldn't do it, he said i can't stop the deportation. what he said he couldn't do we kept saying he could end in the end there are 5,000 dreamer's today in this country who have documents, their drivers license. [applause] >> they have work permits. [chanting] >> when i come here today to say it is not democratic or republican solution, we have walked that walk before. once the president embraced our youth and wasn't going to deport any more dreamers, he did those tv commercials in which he said i did it because i saw in those young people, those undocumented young people the same values my wife and i had inculcated in our regard. [speaking spanish] >> it is time to stop deporting those who inculcated those wonderful
CSPAN
Aug 28, 2013 6:00am EDT
c-span including speeches by president obama, bill clinton, jimmy carter, and members of the family of martin luther king junior. our live coverage from the memorial begins at 11 a.m. eastern. one of the things i looked at was a lot of the county records, the counties where these colleges are. when you look at the colonial county records, you will have the name of the president or the name of the professor and then listed with their taxable property will be an enslaved person or two or three. brought their slaves to school? >> yes, if you look at the name of the president and three lines overcome a part of his taxable property is enslaved person. what you will often have in the case of princeton or harvard is you will have the president's the college. who owns the person? knowledge of the town, the local area, the president and the college or kind of inseparable anyway. >> kreg steven wilder on the connection of elite universities intertwined with slavery sunday ards."at nine on "afterw book tv returns in september. read the book and engage on our facebook page and twitter. now, a p
CSPAN
Aug 28, 2013 7:00am EDT
secretary with the obama administration talked about the north korea nuclear threat, china's modernization of its arsenal, and the u.s. nuclear deterrence policy at an event hosted by the stimson center on monday. this is 90 minutes. >> good morning, everyone. i'm ellen laipson and a delight to welcome you to this event, this monday morning in late august. were delighted to see all of you for discussion on a very important international security topic, extended deterrence and strategic stability in east asia. we're really delighted to welcome brad roberts was recently finished a long tour of the defense department working on these issues as deputy assistant secretary of defense and who' who is just back from g visit in japan, talking in particular with japanese about their views of extended deterrence. and end of his remarks today will be focused in part on his research in japan but also more broadly how the u.s. looks at these issues for all of its presence and engagements in east asia. i'm very happy to turn the baton to yuki tatsumi, who is our lead japan expert here at stimson as part
CSPAN
Aug 23, 2013 1:00am EDT
obama will be at a town hall meeting in new york. of a bus trip promoting his plan to make higher education more affordable. later in the day, in pennsylvania, the president will be joined by vice president joe event.or an that is before 5:00. at 7:00, we will feature remarks by ted cruz at a fund-raising event hosted by the new hampshire republican party. >> this is c-span townhall, every tuesday, wednesday, and thursday evening while congress is in recess. with college students returning this week and next, and with the president making it public education speech today and over the next day or two, we are going to focus tonight on a couple of education issues. we will spend the first hour talking about college costs. we will ask you the question, is the cost of college worth it? we will give you a couple of ways to participate. the last half will focus on common core standards and charter schools. the first hour, the cost of college, is it worth it? the phone lines -- make sure you mute your television or radio when you call in. #c-spanchat. we will read some of the posts as we
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Aug 29, 2013 6:00am EDT
. [cheers and applause] >> please welcome reverend [applause]e king. >> president obama, mrs. obama, president carter and clinton, congressman lewis, ambassador young, my brother martin iii, to my entire family. i was five months old when my father delivered his "i have a dream" speech and i probably was somewhere crawling on the floor or taking a nap after having a meal. but the day is a glorious day because on this program today we have witnessed a manifestation of the beloved community. and we thank everyone for their presence here today. today we have been honored to have three presidents of the united states. 50 years ago, the president did not attend. today we are honored to have many women in the planning and mobilization of the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. [applause] >> 50 years ago there was not a single woman on the program. today we are honored to have not just one young person but several young people on the program today. it is certainly a tribute to the work and legacy of so many people that have gone on before us. 50 years ago today, in a symbolic shad
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Aug 26, 2013 11:00pm EDT
counts for the selection of obama. but now is the time that women should stand up and see that their vote does really count. >> thank you so much, lillian. >> give it back to congressman gutierrez even though we're familiar with his advocacy work and pushing the legislation forward on this important topic. now in his 11th term in the house of representative, congressman gutierrez has accomplished himself as a congressional leader on behalf of his constituents in chicago and nationwide. his leadership, championing the causes of latino and the immigrant communities has given a voice to the millions of undocumented immigrants that call our country home. on a national level, there's no elected official more committed to or passionate about pro tekting and advocating for our nation's community than representative gutierrez. congressman gutierrez plays a key role in advocating for the immigration reform bill that supports women and children, preserves family unity, and provides the pathway for citizenship. he has led the call for the preservation of the family unit and a halt to the record
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Aug 28, 2013 12:00am EDT
washington tomorrow will include speeches by president obama, former president hill clinton and jimmy carter and members of the family of martin luther king, junior. now of for him commemorating the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. analysts include john lewis and andrea young. this is a little more than an hour. >> this is marvin. >> hello, and welcome to the national press club. of program is remembering march, a movement, and a dream. the civil rights movement that once dominated our headlines and began to touch our national conscience and the i have a dream speech of martin luther king. many of us feared the march would turn violent, but it was amazingly peaceful. people bound together in a march, probably at that time the largest demonstration at the washington mall ever. i was there to cover the story. aware this wasg more than a news story. moment for the world to enjoy. >> if any of those had gone bad, we would look bad, but if they go well, it is one of the tributes of democracy. gray,years later, i am and the world is wiser about issues such as economic injustice.
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Aug 20, 2013 9:00pm EDT
are, the policies will be flawed as well. have seen with obama, this is the line i came up with, i think president obama acts like an executive. he has really pushed a lot of the war and expanded a lot of the global war on terror that has done it through secret operations. a little bit under a year and a a notification to congress, yes, we are doing counterterrorism activity. and then nothing else. these are complicated partnerships and almost secret the conducted entirely at classification level. obama has done a lot of that and does not really talk about it erie it he has chosen to wage war in secret. the thing about doing these things under so much secrecy is ,hat, just as you can expand you can also take it away and not have much of a debate, either. a lot of trust right now in the executive ranch, and maybe there has to be. i am not saying i know the answer here. the way that obama has approached this is he has done quite a bit in a lot of these places, including somalia. the warade it appear is winding down. , will thatn is translates into winding down secret operations he ha
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Aug 16, 2013 6:00am EDT
another author, and that author is president barack obama. as you may recall, the liberal media raved about barack obama's writing ability in the 2008 election. back then, senator obama's rÉsume was quite short, and his supporters often would say with a straight face, that he was just marvelous because he wrote two marvelous books about himself. at first i thought it was a joke. when senator obama actually became president obama, i realized it was no joke at all, i decided that i seriously needed to get with the program. and start believing in the dreamy barack obama world of yes, we can. so i thought that what i needed to do was to write two books about myself, and maybe i too can be president of the united states. [laughter] [applause] so i sat down and wrote a book about myself called "chinese girl in the ghetto." when people asked me what the book is about these days, i usually politely tell them it's about my family's journey from communist china to inner-city oakland california. it's about my journey of getting to know freedom. what i'm really thinking. usually what is really o
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Aug 27, 2013 9:00pm EDT
vote rally for barack obama and the last election in the back of a car. [applause] was sitting in the back of a convertible and she registered in 1932, the year i was born. sharp,still alert, still and nobody knows her name. i cussed out her sorority sisters because they introduced her and gave her an honor for being a sorority member for 50 years and did not know who she was. women, it's your fault. [laughter] >> a question here on the left. >> if martin luther king and i had not married little country from terry county, alabama, you never would have heard our names. all three of their wives came out of the black belt of alabama. women have never, ever receive south,dit all across the all across america. even here in cambridge, maryland , gloria richardson. in nashville, tennessee, a young diane nashe name of who called a meeting to organize the student nonviolent organizing community. fromat about daisy bates the little rock nine? she counseled them. >> and yet they still were not on stage. woman by the name of joann robinson who was a professor at alabama state college long bef
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Aug 16, 2013 6:00am EDT
her life from age 3 to 67 under obama? it was basically every major decision, there was something she had to do with the federal government. i found that insulting. we need to put out an alternative to that and that will speak to women. were really successful in putting out a number of images and celebrity ads to target young women. i think one of the things that we need to be doing is recognizing the difference segments of women and targeting the keys are targeting these different segments, recognizing it is a different block. and then meeting women where there are. for young women, a lot of what we're doing in news, we use the technology that college women are using, speak to them through their professors and other students, and peers, and try to meet the more they are. >> on a similar front, marilinda garcia, what do you think could be done, what would be your advice to get more young women to run for office? >> i think programs like this are important because they showcase people liked karin do wonderful work, other elected officials around the country we are around in the country
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Aug 19, 2013 8:00am EDT
band that allowed president obama during the boston bombing when he was getting his news via cable but sort of second and third hand, we're told he said get me a live broadcast feed. it was on that very band that he was able to watch live what was happening in boston. so again, when these ideas are floated, it's really important to get into the details and find out the consequence of these suggestions that are put out there. again, if something's changed and they can share, let us see the tests that say that it can work now where it couldn't have a year ago. >> now, looking at some of the complaints in the incentive auction proceeding, how is the fck not being transparent enough -- fcc not being transparent enough? they said they've met with nab folks 15 times alone. >> guest: well, they recently put out a whole bunch of information and, you know, understanding it all is really what they want us to do. we'll let you see what we're working with. what we could do with them if they wanted to get us and our broadband colleagues together in a room, we could tell them what we think works
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Aug 21, 2013 9:00pm EDT
obama have visited. why have so many presidents gone to the jersey shore? guest: it was fashionable. the salt air was thought to be recuperative period in order to reach of the house, they have to lay an exit track so the strength to go right up to the house. guest: he mentioned all the presidents. during the years of the carter administration, these are the first ladies who were brought -- alive -- tyler, polk, lane, lincoln, lucy hayes, and lucretia garfield. we see a bonding across political parties among women who served in the white house. was that happening at this time? guest: we could credit good old molly mcelroy, who is she is credited for everything, she invited them to publicly receive with her as co-hosts. mrs. lincoln and tyler were in the news. with molly mcelroy leaving the role of first lady and handing it over to cleveland, a bachelor of the time, whose sister would be assuming the role, there's a lot of press about these two sisters. at the same time, in conjunction with all of this, the very first book is written on the history of first ladies and it is a collect
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Aug 15, 2013 9:00pm EDT
. coming up on c-span tonight, president obama makes remarks on the political unrest and violence in egypt. then senator john mccain of arizona holds a town hall meeting. at midnight, another chance to see the encore of "first ladies," featuring mary todd lincoln. president obama thursday announced the cancellation of a joint military exercise with egypt in response to the violence in that country. the president made remarks from his vacation home in martha's vineyard.this is about 10 minutes. >> good morning, everybody. i just finished a discussion with my national security team about the situation in egypt, and i wanted to provide an update about our response to the events of the last several days. let me begin by stepping back for a moment. the relationship between united states and egypt goes back decades. it's rooted in our respect of egypt as a nation, ancient center of civilization, and cornerstone for peace in the middle east. it's also rooted in our ties to the egyptian people forged through a long-standing partnership. just over two years ago america was inspired by the egy
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Aug 15, 2013 6:00am EDT
last several weeks, senior officials in the obama administration have been in touch with counterparts in egypt. we have had a number of calls secretary kerry has done with his counterparts. we have described calls between secretary hegel and his counterparts in military leadership in egypt. deborah terry secretary of state burns was just in egypt last week. he was joined by his counterpart from the eu and diplomats from the uae and qatar. senator graham and senator mccain also traveled egypt last week. there are open lines of medication between the united states and egypt.-- communication between the united states and egypt. as the statement i just read makes pretty clear, our view that the government should respect the basic universal human rights of their people is unambiguous. we have been very direct about that. we also will continue to hold the interim government accountable for the promise they have made to speed the transition to a civilian democratically elected governments. that is what we would like to see in egypt. not just because of our firm belief in univers
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Aug 14, 2013 7:00am EDT
finished will be joanne grossi was appointed by the obama and mr. shear as the regional director of the u.s. department of health and human services for region three which includes five states including virginia and the district of columbia. as regional director, she work with federal, state and local and tribal officials and a wide range of health and social service issues. prior to her appointment she served for seven years with the administration of governor edward rendell in pennsylvania, first as every sector of health and later as first ever director of the office of women's services, she earned her master's degree at johns hopkins university and completed additional graduate work at johns hopkins university school of public health and hygiene. next speaker after that will be dr. william hazel who received his civil engineering degree from princeton and then attended the university, duke university school of medicine where he completed his orthopedic residency at the mayo clinic. he is a founding they are of the commonwealth orthopedics and rehabilitation. is also a former chair o
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Aug 12, 2013 11:00pm EDT
obama last time. but we've had cases in the past where there were a lot of them too. that as people start to consumer media in a whenof eck co-chamber way, they go to hear from their own artisan affiliation, those sources are likely to present court's actions in raw political terms. and i think that partly accounts the recent dip in the court's approval ratings. that's a lack of justice generally. i don't think it's supreme court specific. think those moments in time when the person who casually follows the court hears be politics ght involved, which is to say the health care decision is a big of that. hearings tends to be big instance of that. v. gore.united, bush ethics and criticisms of some of the justices. they contribute to a court's current fairly poor approval rating. >> i would say too. this maybe studied more of than -- i often am asked about things because they are trending social media people in the newsroom. when i look, i see something completely wrong or i think something that has een terribly taken out of context. and both on a -- from the iberal side and from a cons
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Aug 1, 2013 1:00am EDT
obama administration released new documents on wednesday on nsa surveillance programs surely before a senate committee hearing. officials from the fbi, nsa, and justice department testified about the use of the foreign intelligence surveillance act to gather information on u.s. citizens. this part of the hearing is under two hours. >> good morning. today, the issue of committee will scrutinize government surveillance programs conducted on the foreign intelligence surveillance act or if i said. in the years since september 11, congress has repeatedly expanded the scope of pfizer and has given the government sweeping new powers to collect information on law-abiding americans. we must consider whether those laws have gone too far. americans have learned that one of these authorities, section 215 of the usa patriot act has been secretly interpreted to authorize the collection of phone records on an unprecedented scale. information was leaked about section 702 of fisa, which authorizes the collection of to medications of foreigners overseas. i do not condone the way these and other highl
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Aug 7, 2013 10:30pm EDT
covers war. and president obama visits camp pendleton. tomorrow, the center for american progress looks at the signs of public live coveragets, begins at 10:00 eastern on c- span two, the national security summit. topics will include national and defenseeats, department budget cuts. live coverage begins at 8:00 eastern. anti-m not some sort of suburb person who thinks that everyone needs to live in new york city. anas coming across as espresso sipping elitists. that is not why i did this book. i understand why people like the suburbs. i get fed up with a lot. trendmore drawn to the that is undeniable. a shift in the way that urban america is perceived is too big of a story to ignore. >> where the american dream is moving. sunday night at 9:00. >> public affairs event from washington directly to you. putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house of vince, briefings and conferences. offering gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house as a public service of private industry. created by the cable tv industry 34 years ago, and funded by your local travel -- cable or satellite
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Aug 8, 2013 9:00pm EDT
eastern on c-span. >> friday, president obama holds a news conference from the white house. he is expected to take questions about his canceled meeting with russian president vladimir putin. we'll bring it to you live starting at free copy and eastern on c-span. -- 3:00 eastern on c-span. month, we are showing encore presentations of season one. each weeknight at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span, programs on every first lady from martha washington. tonight, elizabeth monroe and the lease catherine adams. -- louisa catherine adams -- louise catherine adams. ♪ >> elizabeth monroe was a true partner in her husband's career. they were a love story and absolutely devoted to each other. elizabeth monroe had a well- developed sense of style and image. this is a woman who knew how to carry herself with great elegance. >> it is called the era of good feeling. >> this is a woman who spoke french. >> very great beauty. she received is seldom anything in the white house. she hated it. >> dignity, civility. those are the words that come to mind. >> elizabeth monroe served as first lady from 1817
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Aug 14, 2013 11:00pm EDT
in the u.s. and global oil industries. president obama's upcoming decision on approving the keystone akzo pipeline. plus, your e-mails, phone calls, and tweets. washington journal live at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> what i you reading this summer? book tv wants to know. >> well, i have a lot of history and biography. the book m rating currently and about halfway through a is indispensable, when leaders really matter, but by a harvard professor. it is an excellent book on different styles. it basically has this filtration theory. pilchard leaders, well-known politicians. then there are others who are obscure have come through who are going to be predictable as a result because there not as well-known. lincoln was such a leader. had only one term in congress. was an obscure figure from illinois. so when he got to the white house he was unpredictable and yet, of course, proved to be one of the best leaders in the history of the united states. that is not always the case, but it is a fascinating. where he applies his theory to a number of leaders like jefferson and wilson an
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Aug 29, 2013 11:00pm EDT
threshold and i'm wondering if the guest is a political appointee because it is my experience the obama administration always tries to over fund the student program, the student loan program is a way to funnel money from people who have a from people who don't and i will take my answer off the air. >> guest: thank you. i am a political appointee but igs are appointed without regard to political persuasion and we do not change administrations so there are many igs who have been appointed by the clinton administration and bush administration who are still here. igs are somewhat unique from government-backed -- but as far as the issues that the caller brought forward ages dispense based on expected family contribution at least from the students at a certain age. i think in graduate school it becomes a different analysis. post gained. >> host: . >> host: kathleen tighe's talking about student fraud and other issues. there's number if you want to call inspector general if you have any questions about this topic or others. what is the number? >> guest: 1-800-misused. >> host: kathleen tighe t
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Aug 26, 2013 8:00am EDT
"first ladies" from edith roosevelt to michelle obama. live monday nights including your calls, facebook comments and tweets starting september 9th at 9 eastern on c-span. and tonight we'll conclude the encore presentation of season one of our series with first lady ida mckinley. >> georgia democratic congressman john lewis spoke recently about his experiences organizing and speaking at the 1963 march on washington where martin luther king jr. delivered his "i have a dream" speech. congressman lewis made these remarks during a town hall meeting in washington commemorating the 50th answerers -- anniversary of the march. other speakers include hank thomas. this event was hosted by thefy beta sigma fraternity. >> good afternoon. i am ivory lyle, i'm the international director for phi bay that sigma -- pay that sigma, and i want to welcome you here this evening. it is our intent to have a conversation about moving forward. it has been, it is so critical that as we look at this town hall meeting today that we take a retrospective look on where we have come. but it's as critically important th
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